Saturday, November 24, 2012

Get thee behind me varnish

As much as I like beautiful brightwork on a boat the only time varnish looked good on Beth was on launch day in 2007.  I have opted for a more practical approach second time round using commercial deck oil with all the good stuff like mould retardants, UV protection and a nice colour tint.  The new foredeck should also be a practical addition when I finish the mast gate.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


With my own boat under repair I attended the WBA weekend at Paynesville in my capacity as wooden boat groupie.  And what a weekend it was.  The planned outing for Saturday was a trip out to Sperm Whale Head for a BBQ.  I was lucky enough to hitch a one way ride on "Millie" a 35ft gaff cutter and a return trip on "Penguin", a 60 year old putt putt for the return journey.